Becoming a TOGAF Certified Architect is one of the best ways to further enhance your career in the business architecture industry. The TOGAF 9 Certified qualification is achieved through passing two exams, following an attendance at an Accredited Training Course. Attending an Accredited Training course, like the one available from EA Learning, is the most efficient way to become TOGAF Certified.
Being a TOGAF Certified Architect provides a clear path for professional development. As a TOGAF Certified Architect, you will act as a ‘simplifier’ who can demystify complex technical processes. As a TOGAF Certified Architect you will also master the principles of Enterprise Architecture.
A focus of being a TOGAF Certified Architect is having a detailed knowledge of TOGAF Business Architecture. Having a detailed knowledge of TOGAF Business Architecture is often necessary as a means of demonstrating the business value of subsequent Technical Architecture work to key stakeholders, and the return on investment to those stakeholders from supporting and participating in the subsequent work.
It is also important to know that you will need knowledge of TOGAF Application Architecture. TOGAF Application Architecture provides a blueprint for the individual application systems to be deployed, their interactions, and their relationships to the core business processes of the organization.
After receiving your TOGAF Certification, you many choose to narrow your focus to a particular field, for example becoming a TOGAF Technology Architect.
As a TOGAF Technology Architect you will be responsible for defining the overall structure of a program or system. You’ll act as project manager, overseeing IT assignments that are aimed at improving the business, and ensuring all parts of the project run smoothly.
Our accredited training course covers all of the TOGAF® Standard Version 9.2 Key Learning Points as defined in the Open Group’s TOGAF® Standard Version 9.2 curriculum. Included within this are the following subject areas:
The structure of the course is as follows:
Structure of the TOGAF® Standard
Part I: Introduction
Part II: Architecture Development Method
Part III: ADM Guidelines and Techniques
Part IV: Architecture Content Framework
Part V: Enterprise Continuum and Tools
Part VI: Architecture Capability Framework
Structure of the TOGAF® Standard Library
Section 1: Foundation Documents
Section 2: Generic Guidelines and Techniques
Section 3: Industry-Specific Guidance and Techniques
Section 4: Organisation-Specific Guidance and Techniques
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TOGAF Standard, Version 9.2 is a great improvement on Version 9.1. The materials and flow in the latest release now has a more understandable, direct bearing on architecture practice and architecture consulting in general. The latest release supports the primacy of business thinking in architecture rather than a focus on IT, which was often how enterprise architecture has been seen.
The major changes that have been released in TOGAF Standard Version 9.2 include;
TOGAF 9 certified practitioners do not have to sit a new exam (as was the case with the bridge from 8 to 9). The additional or changed material is extremely useful and valuable to learn. If you would like to show that you have “up-to-date knowledge”, then The Open Group has introduced the TOGAF Essentials 2018 credential that leads to an open badge.
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